Tag: Tenth Amendment

Sanctuary City Funding Fight Likely Destined for Supreme Court

Lawsuits by Chicago and California against President Donald Trump’s sanctuary city executive order and Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ federal funding conditions are almost certain to end up at the Supreme Court within two years, raising profound constitutional questions about immigration, state sovereignty, and the rule of law.

Texas Governor’s Address Sets Four State Emergency Priorities

Governor Greg Abbott addressed members of the Texas House and Senate in his State of the State Address on Tuesday and laid out his emergency items, including banning sanctuary cities, reforming the embattled agency responsible for safeguarding children, calling for a Convention of States to address overreaches by the federal government, and ethics reform governing elected officials.

Twenty-One Refugees with Active TB Sent to Louisiana Since 2011

Louisiana now has the dubious distinction as the state with the highest reported number of recently resettled refugees with active TB —at least among the five states that have confirmed to Breitbart that refugees resettled in their state have either arrived with active TB, or developed it within the first year of their arrival.

Eleven States Sue Obama: Transgender Demands Unconstitutional

Eleven states—led by Texas—filed a federal lawsuit today, arguing that the Obama administration’s redefining “sex” to include gender identity—and threatening to sue and strip funding from states and schools that refuse to go along—violates both federal law and the U.S. Constitution.

Sponsor of Tennessee Resolution to Sue Feds Over Refugees Says NATO Commander Testimony on ISIS ‘Another Wake-Up Call’

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Tennessee State Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville), sponsor of the resolution calling on Tennessee to sue the federal government over its operation of the refugee resettlement program in the state on Tenth Amendment grounds, issued a statement today calling the recent testimony by NATO commander General Philip Breedlove that “ISIS is spreading like a cancer” among refugees pouring into Europe “another wake-up call.”

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Why 12 States Hold Key to Constitutional Challenge to Refugee Resettlement Program

The constitutional argument is that the federal government, without the permission of these 12 Wilson-Fish states, has “commandeered” state funds by placing refugees in their states, thereby obligating states to pay Medicaid expenses for the refugees, in violation of the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution, which states, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

Time for the States to Declare Independence From the Federal Government

One hundred and fifty years after the end of the Civil War, it is becoming increasingly clear that there are two Americas—one where the principles of constitutionally limited government and individual liberty are still revered, the other where statism and the trampling of individual rights are on the rise. Widespread resistance at the state level, however, will require two elements: strong governors and strong state legislatures willing to vigorously assert their 10th amendment rights.